2021 $100 Coat of Arms 1oz .9999 Gold Bullion Coin
The 2021 $100 1oz Gold Investment Coin and $1 1oz Silver Investment Coin are the first coins of the Royal Australian Mint’s new Australia’s Coat of Arms Series. Rich with historic significance, the coins feature a kangaroo and emu – both elements of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms signifying progress, as neither animal can move backwards.
In 1964, as Australia prepared to switch from pounds to dollars, the artist Stuart Devlin won a competition to design the country’s first decimal coins.
One of Devlin’s early drafts featured a view of the Australian continent alongside the iconic Southern Cross constellation. More than fifty years later, this design has been retrieved from the Royal Australian Mint’s historic collection and re-imagined for the current release.
Unseen in the Northern Hemisphere, the Southern Cross constellation has guided travellers and explorers, inspired poets and musicians. It has been a symbol of loyalty and rebellion and remains one of the most meaningful and recognisable features in the southern skies.
The intricate reverse features the Commonwealth Star and a bold kangaroo with joey in pouch against a backdrop of thriving vegetation comprising each state and territories’ floral emblem.
The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II designed by Jody Clark as well as the 2020 year-date.
The reverse and obverse features latitude and longitude lines as well as the equator.
Each coin is presented in a protective capsule.
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ABOUT THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN MINT
The Royal Australian Mint is the sole producer of all Australia’s circulating coins. Opened in 1965 and situated in the Australian federal capital city of Canberra, in the suburb of Deakin, the Mint is also a very popular tourist destination for visitors and locals alike. Swan Bullion Company is proud to be an authorised distributor for The Royal Australian Mint’s bullion and numismatic products.